EUROSCEPTIC LEADER GOES BACK ON PROMISE TO HOLD REFERENDUM AGAINST LISBON TREATY, WHILE STAGING ANOTHER PLAY
News Commentary John Charlton
(Nov. 9, 2009) — It’s a scenario no one would ever have imagined might someday come to the shores of America, but the threat of the establishment of a world-wide control of nations, economies, and governmental laws, by a proposed Copenhagen Treaty on Climate Change, should have Americans taking more interest in how the politics of false promises are used to delay, dismantle, discourage and break-up opposition to mega-state initiatives designed to dissolve the sovereignty of member states. Watch Lord Christopher Monckton’s full speech on the Copenhagen treaty here.
Alas the reality is all too real in the United Kingdom, the only member of the EU that lacks a written Constitution. Britain governs itself on the basis of a series of parliamentary laws and common law, which regulate every aspect of life, without an explicit codification of rights and powers, as is found in the Constitution of the United States of America, the first modern nation to have such a document.
The drama began to unfolding in the U.K. last week. David Cameron, leader of the Conservative Party, who had promised the anti-EU faction in the British Parliament that he would push for a public referendum on whether Britain would accept the Lisbon Treaty, delayed and delayed; but now that the Czech Republic has signed on and the Treaty has become “law”; he has gone back on his promise, saying that the citizens of the United Kingdom cannot vote to approve a law which is already in force!
So, on Nov. 4th, he took the historically peculiar and amazing move of announcing that instead he will seek the introduction of a “Sovereignty Bill”, which would for the first time enunciate the unique and exclusive powers of the British government to pass and approve laws, and guarantee that the Parliament would have no authority to cede British sovereignty to the EU without a public referendum on the issue — a move which would give the British voter for the first time a direct say in his national government.
The irony is, as explains Cameron, that due to the legal consequences of the Lisbon Treaty, Britain will have to now negotiate with the other 26 member states of the European Union to garner their permission to pass such a Sovereignty Bill in the London Parliament, for according to the Lisbon Treaty, member states have lost the right of self-governance, to withdraw specific or general rights which were surrendered to the European Parliament by the Treaty.
The once and mighty Britannic Empire, of which it was said, “The Sun Never Sets on the British Empire”, now reduced to the pauperdom of begging Europeans to give its sovereignty back!
This is the irony of the century!
However Brits are not taking it lightly: having been lied to once by Cameron, many are fighting mad at his flip-flop. The Tory backbenchers are livid, and promising an “open war” against Cameron’s ruling coalition if a more principled action against the Treaty is not implemented before summer.